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  • The Tactical Detector

    Tactics. After thousands of books written on this concept, after the development of several excellent tactical training tools (such as Chess.com's own Tactics Trainer), after the release of countless free engines that serve as paragons of tactical... | Read More

  • How To Get A Free Chess.com T-Shirt

    Want to show off your love of chess? Do you need some new supplies for your favorite hobby? How about a free Chess.com t-shirt with a qualifying purchase?  WholesaleChess.com is running a special you won't want to miss.  ... | Read More

  • Kasparov's Mysterious Move

    The already famous game So vs Kasparov played in the Ultimate Blitz Challenge is both fascinating and puzzling. Not only did GM Wesley So produce a game of unbelievable beauty, he did it against the arguably strongest chess player in the... | Read More

  • A Rare And Brutal Rook Configuration

    Once in a while, a game grabs my attention due to some amazing positional concept or, less often (I say “less often” since most tactics are rather repetitive), due to a really interesting tactical battle. Usually you’ll see these... | Read More

  • In Whitney's Shadow

    Mt. Whitney, the hightest peak in the contiguous United States      Nestled within the Sierra Nevada Mountains at the base of the highest peak in the lower 48 states, the high desert community of Lone Pine became the unl... | Read More


    • my game

      [Event "Let's Play!"] [Site "Chess.com"] [Date "2016.08.30"] [White "vbhaskar"] [Black "Riyazudinsidi"] [Result "*"] [WhiteElo "1198"] [BlackElo "1296"] [TimeControl "1 in 14 days"]   1.d4 e6 2.a4 c6 3.b3 Qb6 4.Be3 Qa5+ 5.Bd2 Qf5 6.e3... | Read More

    • Study log. 31 Aug 2016

      Today I encountered a very nice problem But honestly before moving pieces I calculated only till 1. Bh7 Kxd5 2. Bf5 h2 3. Bc8. I thought it would be 3. ... h1Q 4. Bb7+ =, but I totally overlooked blacks defensive move 3. ... Kc6!. It took me an... | Read More

    • Don't Miss Out on September Signups

      Signups for our September tournaments will close at 22:00 League Time (New York) on Friday, September 2. Don't miss out!   New players can sign up for our 3 round League Qualifier. You must be a member of the Dan Heisman Learning Center to be ... | Read More

      • SirIvanhoe
      • | Aug 31, 2016
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    • Italy/Salento International Chess Open 2016

      Hello chess players, I'd like to share with you my experience in Italy that I had! I was in the country from May 15-31 and visited many cities like Rome, Pisa, Florence and more. My first international tournament (since October 2013) was held in ... | Read More

    • What it's like to meet Magnus Carlsen

      Since it has been about the one year since I met Magnus Carlsen, I'd like to share a blog that I never got around to posting on chess.com...  Photo by Irene Sukandar Magnus Carlsen made his annual visit to Webster University during the 20... | Read More

      • IMRosen
      • | Aug 31, 2016
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  • Danish Gambit

    • 13 Reads
    • | 13 Reads

    The Danish Gambit is an ultra-agressive opening for white. It is not commonly seen in tournament play since lines have been found to blunt it. It is still occasionally seen in amateur play though. In this gambit white sacks 3 pawns for one, hoping... Read More »

  • Why you should almost never advance the soldier on f7!

    • 6 Reads
    • | 6 Reads

    You know in chess, your entire army works as a team!! But sometimes  a piece rebels against the king. They are out to cause trouble! Either that or they made the wrong move at the wrong time! In this case the f7 pawn made the same mistake! Or the... Read More »

  • Chess tips

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    You always want to improve your game. Here are 5 simple and easy chess tips. 1 Attack with all your pieces 2 don't bring out your queen too early 3 Take your time 4 Don't play odd moves to confuse the other player unless you are 100 percent su... Read More »

  • How to teach your child how to play chess

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    • | 6 Reads

    If you have a child and you want to teach him/her how to play chess first get him/her intrested in the game. If he/she doesn't want to play don't make him/her. (I"ll say her because I'me a girl).  What you want to do is if she decided to play fir... Read More »

  • Three-Fold Repitition

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    One way to draw a game is to manuvuer into a sitiuation where the same EXACT position is repeated three times. This is called THREE-FOLD REPITITION. It usually happens with PERPETUAL CHECK. That means one side keeps checking the other side and nei... Read More »